All Rights Reserved(;-)

A group show at Atlantic Works Gallery, celebrating the natural right of artists to “steal” the intellectual “property” they need to create their art.

Global corporations want to own everything you might see, hear, taste and smell, and charge you for the experience. Copyright law has been perverted from its constitutional role “to promote the progress of science and useful arts” into a means to ensure cash flow.

The members of the Atlantic Works Gallery challenge this state of affairs with the group show All Work Guaranteed Stolen, which features works of painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture/3D and video inspired by and built with other people’s and corporations’ proprietary images, sounds and ideas.

Events and Dates:
• The public is invited to attend the OPENING RECEPTION on Thursday, January 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and to visit the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays 2 – 6pm from January 6 through January 22, 2011.

• On Friday, January 14, we will have MOVIE NIGHT, with a viewing of the film Appropriation, by Mandeep Bhatia (http://vimeo.com/12300801).

• The public is also invited to attend the Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY RECEPTION AND PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION ON LEGAL RIGHTS OF ARTISTS on Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Contact Information:
To schedule a private press viewing and interview at a more convenient time, please contact Sonia Dommkarova at (541)207-6236.

Begun in 2003, ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY, “East Boston’s Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas,” is a member-operated gallery located on the top floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront of East Boston. It is T-accessible (near the Maverick T stop on the Blue Line). For detailed directions and other information about members and past and future shows, please see atlanticworks.org

Team Tolstoy

Russian Folk Musicians – Andreii Sorokin and Sister

Our opening was very well attended.
With 298 collages on view, our visitors and friends had much to take in
Starting with collage 1 in upper left…
Many Atlantic Works gallery members were present for event

Chris Chou was surprised to see me…

Lucy
Emma

Adrienne & Lola
Lola and Lynn

East Boston, October 7, 2010 – In late 2009, Atlantic Works gallery member Laura “Lola” Baltzell initiated a “crazy and enticing” collaborative art project: making a collage from each page of her old Russian edition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. The War and Peace Project, when complete, will include more than 750 individual collages. This show will feature the first 300 of those collages.

Each collage is on Bristol paper 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide, and incorporates a page of Tolstoy’s Russian text along with images, text, maps torn and cut from old books, guides, newspapers and a variety of other materials.
Ms. Baltzell and her project partner, Lynn Waskelis, have assembled a small group of friends dubbed “Team Tolstoy.” Team members are Lucy Arrington, Otto Mayr, Lucy Zahner Montgomery, Emma Rhodes, Adrienne Wetmore. Otto Mayr, who lives in Berlin, is the team’s long-distance participant. From time to time the group invites guest artists to contribute a collage. Each artist is free to use their own style, yet the individual pieces are unified by use of the Russian text as well as from working side by side throughout the process.
Team Tolstoy has a blog on which they post an image each day. Each post also includes comments made by the artist about their process or reaction to the individual piece or the project. You can follow along at www.warpeaceproject.blogspot.com
The public is invited to attend the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, December 3 from 6:00 to9:00 pm, and to visit the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays 2 – 6pm from December 3 through December 18. The public is also invited to attend the Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY RECEPTION on Thursday December 16 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
To schedule a private press viewing and interview at a more convenient time, please contact Lola Baltzell at 781-308-2259.

Mitchel Ahern

Eddie Holtorf

The exhibition is a meditation on koans, a paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no defined solution; used in Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning. Working with traditional and contemporized koans the artists seek to visualize the real from perceived understandings and notions of reality by viewing our culture as commodity, our life as commodity, commodity as control, art as control, art as life, all in patterns: life, culture, and the art pieces themselves.

Bo Petran
Chris Spuglio and friend

Artwork by Bo Pertran and Chris Spuglio
East Boston, September 2010 – From October 8 to October 30, 2010, Atlantic Works gallery presents HEAVEN AND EARTH: New Work by Bo Petran and Chris Spuglio.
In this economic downturn, if you have been too much getting and spending, laying waste your powers, give yourself a night to reconnect with who you are and what matters at core.
In a series that marks a departure from his previous mostly abstract work, painter Chris Spuglio explores the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology. Fascinated by the relationships between the Gods since childhood, Spuglio has returned to this fertile imaginative terrain to portray their complex webs of identity and relationship thru an adult prism. Creating work that is both fanciful and provocative, his work reminds you of the divine within reach and your own “heaven”.
As contrast, Czech artist Bo Petran presents two new series of work that explore life, death and time. The first, Bohemian Earth, is composed of shocking and beautiful photographs of spring in an ossuary (bone storage facility) in Prague. His series about life is Snowblind, a large grid of gorgeous sculptural paintings with iron and marble dust combined with acrylic medium and paint. Bo will present both series in the installation “Studio Visit”, where he will recreate a friendly, working art studio.
Join us at the opening Saturday, October 9, 6-9pm and to visit the gallery Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm.. The public is also invited to Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY GATHERING, on October 21, 6-9pm.
Begun in 2003, ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY, “East Boston’s Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas,” is a member-operated gallery located on the top floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront of East Boston. It is T-accessible (near the Maverick T stop on the Blue Line).
I am an art student, currently concentrating in photography and art history. Mostly I find influence in alternative processes and found photographs, especially family portraits which I collect from estate sales and thrift stores. In the age of digital photography, I have said no, preferring the darkroom to be as close to the medium as possible. Temporarily returning to Boston from the Midwest, where I attend college, has proved to be very self-reflecting, and mainly exciting as I get to spend the next semester helping out the Atlanticworks gallery!

  
 

Rick Dorff

Artist at Opening of exhibit on September 9th 2010

Large chest with unknown inner world

Glimpse of inner space

Ethereal shroud creates boundary for inner space


Eric Hess explains the complex process of selection to The Biennial Project

A fabulous cake for the guests of opening event.

The exhibit offers insight into how to correspond with other Biennial artist around the world

A beautiful model shows off very fashionable clothing available at event


Anna demonstrates a common Biennial gesture that can be experience during the application phase of Biennial events

Good Dog!

Watching the documentary


Others watching the documentary